Move var/locks/.nmbd to var/nmbd for 3.6.0?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Jun 14 06:13:19 MDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-06-14 at 07:59 -0400, simo wrote:
> On Tue, 2011-06-14 at 07:46 +0200, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 03:31:23PM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> > > Additionally I've also added a patch to move the PREFIX/var/locks/.nmbd
> > > socket directory to PREFIX/var/nmbd
> > 
> > Why this change? We have /tmp/.winbindd, which I modeled
> > this after. Can you give me a reason what functionality a
> > name ".nmbd" breaks? And, by the way, this name went in
> > months ago, and it seems to work fine.
> FWIW /tmp/.winbindd is problematic and is going to hurt Samba as soon as
> distributions will start using named spaces for /tmp so each user has a
> different, personal directory.
> In Fedora/RHEL we moved the winbindd directory to /var/run/winbindd ages
> ago, but it may make sense to do that upstream now that there are
> announcements of distribution features that will end up causing issues
> for manually compiled trees too.

I will propose exactly such a change for 4.0, once I settle out the bugs
in the implementation of the path changes in the top level build. 

I would be happy to see that in 3.6, but that was much more than I was
going to propose this late. 

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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